• Fanciest Desi Eating Places

    If there’s one thing that you can never take away from a desi person is their absolute love for everything juicy, spicy and desi! Heartbreak, winter blues or exam fever, there’s absolutely nothing that a chicken tikka or biryani can’t fix! Am I right or am I right? Share in your views if you agree or disagree in the comments below. Read below to know some of our favourite picks of desi eating places all around the country. Qishmisch, Islamabad If you’re looking for a fine dining experience with authentic desi cuisine served to you with perfection; and you happen to live in Islamabad, Qishmisch is definitely the place for you. Everything served in Qishmisch is desi personified with a dash of fancy. It has a very spacious sitting area, with warm and regal tones like purple and wooden brown, facing the glorious Margalla hills, perfect for any family gathering, dinner parties and family breakfast & brunches. The Lahori tawa fish is a must try in this winter season. But my favourite thing about this place is that they have a dedicated vegetarian and daal menu for the desi sabzi and daal lovers. The menu has everything from sarson ka saag, to nauratan sabzi, to daal makhni, with taste that would take you back home. A must try place for all Islamabadi’s and visitors this season. Click Here to find more about Qishmisch Monal, Islamabad Nothing beats Monal in serving you with the best desi dishes and platters in town. No family or friends visit or trip to Islamabad is complete without a visit to Monal and that too for all the right reasons. The place has managed to capture a special place in everyone’s hearts for it’s scenic and picturesque view and for finger licking fresh barbecue prepared and served fresh off the seekhs. My all time favourite item off their menu is their Pakistani platter which has a serving enough for two people on good days, their Hyderabadi murgh and their mutton champ masala. They also have an amazing brunch menu on Sundays in case you’re planning to enjoy the sunlight and the view and spend a lazy morning with your family and friends. Click Here to find more about Monal BBQ Tonight, Karachi If there’s one place in Pakistan that is well known globally for serving the best food and of course “BBQ”, it’s no other than BBQ Tonight, Karachi. It serves the best and I mean “the best” BBQ in Pakistan but their specialty isn’t just restricted to this, they also happen to serve one of the best steaks in town as well my favourite being their mushroom steak. If you’re a first timer and can’t decide what you should try from the menu, go for items from the chef’s recommendation section in their menu and trust me, you won’t regret it. Kolachi, Karachi Kolachi is my favourite place to dine in in Karachi! The long waiting hours always pays off with great food and a great view awaiting you at the end. My personal favourite time to visit the place is sunset time when you […]

    by  Wajeeha Haider

    January 14, 2019

  • Best Places for New Year’s Eve

    Are you looking for places to spend & make the last evening of this year memorable with your special one? I bring you a list of my absolute favourites perfect for beautiful endings and new and hopeful beginnings. Read below to find out more. Tuscany Courtyard, Islamabad Nothing beats Tuscany’s scenic view, soothing & fancy ambience & beautiful décor. If you’re looking for a place to make your evening special with hopes to enjoy Italy’s authentic cuisine & feel away from Italy, Tuscany Courtyard is the place for you. Away from the city’s buzz and rush, it’s located in one of the most beautiful sectors in Islamabad, F-6, facing the majestic Margalla Hills. I recommend Tuscany as the perfect place to have an intimate dine in experience any day of the year. Monal, Islamabad Who has been to Islamabad and not visited Monal? No one! That says all about the beauty & popularity of this place which it primarily owes to its ideal location right in the heart of the exalted Margalla hills; where every spot & seating gives you an unmatched view of the city along with food served with perfection. Enjoy the last evening of this year journeying your way through the beautiful picturesque hills with your better half where the best desi cuisine will await you at your destination topping it off with a grand firework as the clock strikes 12. Make your bookings now! Cosa Nostra, Lahore If you or your special one is an Italian food fanatic or are interested in trying out the best Italian food in town, I highly recommend Cosa Nostra. Because what is a new year if not for you trying out new cuisines, exploring new places & discovering new additions to your list of likes & dislikes? The place serves the best hand-made & stuffed ravioli, & everything from juicy burgers to steaks to pizzas to tramezzini’s to healthier eating options like salads to not so healthy but absolutely delicious desserts. Book your table today & experience the feel & taste of roam in every nook & cranny of the place. Aylanto, Lahore If you plan on starting your new year with a private & quiet fine dine experience, Aylanto is the place for you. It has the fanciest menu & entries serving you crab cakes, shrimp cocktails, calamari frittes & so many other interesting items especially sea food to choose & try from this winter. It has a very cosy yet modern décor where nature, greenery are the focus, & warm & welcoming staff to make you feel like home. If you still haven’t checked out this place, make this new year an excuse to do exactly that & feel free to share your reviews with us here in the comments below. Flo, Karachi Café Flo in Karachi brings to you that exquisite frenchness that French cuisines & restaurants have. Visit the restaurant on the last eve of this year with your loved one to enjoy a candle lit 3 course meal served to you by friendly staff members with dim lit & regal décor to give you massive […]

    by  Wajeeha Haider

    December 27, 2018

  • Best of 2018

    The year 2018 witnessed a lot of hits & misses; Nayi government, naya Pakistan & naye restaurants. Let’s take a sneak peak at some of the most popular eateries around the country & why you should definitely visit them if you still haven’t. LAHORE Gaia Are you a Japanese cuisine fanatic & have been looking for an authentic Japanese restaurant? Then look no more; Gaia brings the people of Lahore 100% authentic Japanense cuisine with dishes especially Sushi to die for. The dishes are so beautifully decorated & served with such perfection that one simply cannot stop staring. If you’re in Lahore or are planning to visit the city any time soon, don’t forget to drop by at Gaia especially on a Monday to enjoy all you can eat Maki in just Rs. 2,800. The Burning Giraffe “The Burning Giraffe” is as cool as the name sounds; intricately decorated, well lit with an ambience that matches no other & a menu stocked with food items that sound almost too good to be true. The place is especially well known for it’s desserts like Lotus milk cake, PB&C pie & triple chocolate cake to name a few. The dishes served are no less than art with the flavours balancing each other out to absolute perfection. It won’t be wrong to say that “The Burning Giraffe” is hands down one of the best things that happened to Lahore in 2018. KARACHI Steak by CFU If you’ve been to or live in Karachi & still haven’t tried the juiciest steaks in town in Steaks by CFU, you’ve definitely missed out. People wait for weeks to get reservations at the place & for all the right reasons. The steaks are succulent, delicious with a serving size that would even suffice for 2, the staff professional & friendly, the ambience perfect for a night out; CFU is everything you could ask for & more! Meat the cheese How much cheese is too much cheese? Meat the cheese located in Bukhari commercial Defense Karachi brings the people of the city the perfect combination of meat cooked to perfection topped with melted, gooey & finger licking cheese well within a reasonable price range. The place rightfully claims to provide authentic steaks with a variety of cuts cooked as per your preferences & the best part is you do not have to wait for ages to get a reservation 😉 It’s definitely a place you should check out if you still haven’t. ISLAMABAD Asian Wok Asian Wok is one of the fanciest & most elegant places in Islamabad to eat out at. Known for its variety of almost all Asian cuisines most popularly Chinese, it’s located at Beverly Center Blue Area Islamabad. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience with unlimited supply of mint margaritas & a professional warm staff to treat you like royalty & serve delicious dishes, this is the place for you. Suki Sushi Suki Sushi is the go-to place for all Sushi & Japanese cuisine lovers in the city of Islamabad. If you’re a beginner & want to take a dab at the […]

    by  Wajeeha Haider

    December 20, 2018